The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries have undergone an incredible transformation in recent years, with people looking to libraries for a growing variety of uses. The re-envisioning of our service methods, delivery models, and spaces is critical to enhancing the support the Libraries provide to the research, teaching, and learning needs of campus.
With the support of campus leadership, including Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf, the Libraries are proactively aligning services, collections, and spaces to reduce the physical footprint of collections space on campus. These joint initiatives have provided the Libraries an opportunity to collaborate with departments to reimagine how teaching, learning, research, and the libraries intersect.
Consolidation will take many forms across campus, with emphasis on the following areas: